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Officials with the Illinois State Police are currently investigating a car versus train crash that occurred approximately three miles west of Macomb off of U.S. Highway 136 at approximately 11:03 a.m Thursday.  The preliminary investigation indicates that a car was on a private drive crossing railroad tracks when the car was struck by an Amtrak Train.  The driver, and lone occupant of the car, is confirmed deceased.  The Amtrak train had 20 passengers and four employees on board.  One passenger on the train was transported to an area hospital with an injury that is not life-threatening.  There is no additional information available at this time.  

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